16 Feb 2015
Internet of Things: Herding Cats
Many people tell us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than the narrow definition of systems based on IP addressed microcontrollers with sensors.
10 Feb 2015
RFID in China 2015-2025: Part 2
The business of major RFID companies working for government projects largely relies on government policies and support. Chip design companies, especially those work on UHF & MWF range will continue to earn high profit margins.
09 Feb 2015
GSI Technologies interview by IDTechEx at Printed Electronics USA
GSI Technologies is a Burr Ridge, Illinois based specialty contract manufacturer of printed electronic devices and components. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show.
28 Jan 2015
RFID in China 2015-2025: Part 1 of 2
IDTechEx has been analysing the RFID market in China where the majority of the global production takes place. In this comprehensive two-part article series IDTechEx explores the market in China, assessing the role of the government, shifts in the value chain, differences between government-led and market-oriented companies, and trends in consumption of RFID tags by type (HF, UHF, MWF, etc) and application. This article will share our insight into this growing market territory and will provide ten-year market projections for the Chinese market segmented by more than 16 RFID applications.
30 Oct 2014
Passive RFID grows by 1.12 billion tags in 2014 to 6.9 billion
More than five years later than the industry had expected, market research and events firm IDTechEx find that the passive RFID tag market is now seeing tremendous volume growth.
28 Oct 2014
Highlights from the RFID in Retail Event
IDTechEx presented at the invitation-only RFID in Retail conference in Paris in October, hosted by IC provider NXP. This article provides some of the highlights from the event.
26 Aug 2014
Internet of Things: big impediments, big needs
At the heart of the newly popular Internet of Things (IoT) is internet-enabled sensing nodes.
12 Aug 2014
IoT, energy harvesting and storage & printed electronics
Powering the internet of things: simple words to type but not necessarily the simplest of tasks to undertake. In 2008, the number of smart devices connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on the earth. By 2020 it is estimated that this number could reach over 50 billion, although one needs to bear in mind that this number wildly varies depending on how the IoT is defined, as the concept of the IoT is still very fluid and flexible in terms of what it describes/incorporates. Regardless of definitions, many of these devices will report to central servers and databases, while other devices may communicate directly with each other and develop their own intelligence. A lot of these are devices are familiar to most, such as smartphones and tablets but most of these IoT devices will be extraordinarily small and in many cases unseen: wireless sensors, tags, beacons, each of them characterized by enormous variety of operational environments, form factors and dimensions. This article explores synergies between IoT, energy harvesting and storage and printed electronics.
28 May 2014
Wearable technology for animals - a $2.6bn market worth watching
Wearable technology for humans is all the rage. As "the next big thing", it involves head-on clashes between some of the largest companies on the planet. Those interested in such technologies would therefore be wise to take a look at wearable technology for animals.
02 May 2014
Internet of Things: Node potential of 10 billion yearly
The new IDTechEx report, "Internet of Things: Business Opportunities 2015-2025" is unique in being up-to-date and very thorough in examining the challenges not just the opportunities for this hyped subject.